Showtime says Dark Net, “…explores the impact of technology on love, sex, power, children, our memories, our senses, our identities, and even our physical selves.” Dark Net is created by Vocativ Founder Mati Kochavi. Danna Rabin, Vivian Schiller for Vocativ, and David Shadrack Smith for Part 2 Pictures are executive producers.
UPDATE: Showtime has released the following press release, announcing the renewal:
SHOWTIME(R) ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF PROVOCATIVE DOCU-SERIES “DARK NET”
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 16, 2016 – On the heels of its season one finale, SHOWTIME has picked up the revelatory documentary series DARK NET for a second season. Produced and developed by cutting edge media and technology company, Vocativ, the docu-series explores the dangers of the internet’s unregulated underbelly known as the deep web. Vocativ uses proprietary technology, exclusive to their company, to reveal new voices, emerging trends and surprising data to identify and develop story angles. With this exclusive technology, DARK NET unveils the stories of a dramatically changing digitally connected world.
Each half-hour episode of DARK NET sheds light on themes such as bio-hacking, cyber-kidnapping, digital warfare, online cults, pornography addiction, the webcam sex trade and more. Originally used as a hidden space for the intelligence community to meet online outside of the general public’s eye, the dark web is now being exploited by a dangerous underworld of cyber predators and criminals. Hackers and trolls secretly surf alongside bondage fetishists, virtual lovebirds and life-tracking disciples. With our growing dependence on technology and connectivity, the Internet at large has become indispensable for billions of users, enabling people to connect globally in ways they never could before. But DARK NET unveils the dangers of its unchecked shadow, raising cautionary, thought-provoking conversations about technology, privacy and how new, ever-expanding platforms are changing the way we live for the better and for worse. DARK NET is created by Vocativ Founder Mati Kochavi and is executive produced by Danna Rabin, Vivian Schiller for Vocativ, and David Shadrack Smith for Part2 Pictures.
Viewers can catch up on the first season of DARK NET on SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R), SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R) and the SHOWTIME streaming service. For more information on DARK NET, go to SHO.com.
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of Showtime’s Dark Net TV show? Do you plan to tune in for the second season?